Absolute Truth. Black-and-white, “it’s wrong or it’s right,” eternal, exclusive, and unending truth (Psalm 119). The sin-warped world in which we live seeks to seduce us into accepting that such absolute truth simply does not exist today. Or, if it does, they claim we cannot know it. But we who know Christ, know better! Jesus Christ clearly and consistently told us the truth about the truth. To deny it, is to deny Him (Jn. 12:48)! He defined truth for us in John 17:17 when He said that God’s word is truth. To reject it as such, doesn’t change it from such (Jn. 6:60-69).
Many today want to tell us that “truth” is relative; that is, that whatever you believe to be true is true for you, and whatever I believe to be true is true for me, and even if our two so-called “truths” are both diametrically opposed to each other and God’s standard, we’re both still somehow okay with God, and our completely opposite views are both still somehow “true.” They call that “relativism;” I call it “ridiculousism.”
For example: The authorities have determined that the speed limit on your home-town Main Street is 25 MPH. If your “truth” states that it ought to be 50 MPH, and your teenagers’ “truth” states it ought to be 75 MPH, that isn’t going to avail either of you one whit when the blue lights of authority start flashing behind you. The all-authoritative and exclusive standard of well-established truth is what you’ll be judged by. The same is true in Christianity (Jn. 12:48; Acts 13:46). Although some well-educated religious peoples’ so-called “truth” says, “salvation is by ‘faith only,’” “once saved, always saved,” and “baptism doesn’t save you,” God’s all-authoritative and exclusive truth says just exactly the opposite (Jms. 2:19-24; Gal. 5:4; 2 Ptr. 2:20-22; 1 Ptr. 3:21; Acts 2:38).
Jesus told us that we were truly His disciples only if we would abide in His word, which is the truth. He also said that we could know the truth (which millions of misled minions of Satan today constantly claim we cannot), and that knowing His truth was the only thing which could set us free (Jn. 8:31-32; 1 Jn. 5:10-13).
Jesus also said that we must worship God in spirit and truth if we truly expected our worship to be accepted by God (Jn. 4:23-24; Matt. 15:7-9; 1 Tim. 3:15). For those who say that absolute truth either does not exist or cannot be known, I say, how could we worship God in spirit and truth if truth were not knowable?
Christ additionally told us that it would be the truth of His Word which would ultimately judge us all on the last day (Jn. 12:48-50). Psalm 119:89 is still true too: God’s truth has no expiration date, and needs no expediency mandate, or politically-correct update. God fully meant every single word of truth He ever conveyed to His creation (Matt. 4:4; Rom. 3:4); always has, always will.
We who comprise faithful congregations of the church of Christ (Romans 16:16) today, still absolutely believe that. We take God completely “at His word.” That word is what our weekly Bible Classes, Worship Services, and very life’s practices had better all be about exclusively: God’s truth. “Book, chapter, and verse” answers from that which will ultimately judge us all on the last day, because God’s word also makes it abundantly apparent that some are in for quite a surprise come that day (Matt. 7:21-27). We who comprise faithful churches of Christ certainly don’t want to be amongst the thus surprised, nor do we want any of our friends and neighbors to be. Therefore, our plea is quite simple. We know that many people around us every day in our own social circles have salvation questions which might not have ever been thoroughly, scripturally addressed. We would love the privilege to seek to do so, straight out of God’s book, the bible, with “book, chapter, and verse” answers. Doesn’t that sound refreshing? And if you, like us, believe that the Bible is the exclusive truth of Almighty God, then we invite you to please join us in person this coming Sunday for Bible study and Worship “in spirit and truth.” “…And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free” (Jn. 8:32).